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Pentagon Identifies Remains Of Missing Tuskegee Airman

The pilot is one of 27 Tuskegee Airmen who went missing during World War II. Lawrence Dickson's plane crashed in 1944, and his remains were found in Austria.
The Pentagon has identified the remains of Lawrence E. Dickson (second left), pictured in 1942 with members of the graduating class at Tuskegee Army Flying School. Source: Afro Newspaper/Gado

After more than 70 years, the Pentagon has confirmed that human remains found at a crash site in Austria are those of a Tuskegee Airman who went missing during World War II.

Capt. Lawrence E. Dickson is the first of the black World War II aviators known as the Tuskegee Airmen whose remains have

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